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Creekside Parking Structure Near Completion

Just a couple miles east of our Northern California office, Largo recently completed the Creekside Parking Structure with South Bay Construction. Designed by Arc Tec, Inc. and Structural Engineers, Inc., the 8.5 level parking building will house 828 stalls across 277,832gsf. The structure will serve a new commercial office building and the existing Courtyard by Marriott, a cast-in-place, mid-rise building which Largo also constructed back in 2011. The south elevation is enclosed with CMU block and shotcrete was utilized for interior walls and parapets.

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Culver City Creative Office & Parking Structure Topping Out

Largo topped out at the Culver City Creative (C3) Office Tower and Parking Structure earlier this month with general contractor KPRS. Designed by Gensler and Saiful Bouquet the commercial building stands seven levels tall with 4 mezzanine levels totaling 321,000gsf. All the building concrete received an architectural finish and will remain exposed once the building is complete. Some unique structural elements include columns so large they are practically walls, aka ‘walumns’ and ring beams on the perimeter of the building at the mezzanine levels.

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Adjacent to the office building is the nine level, long-span parking structure which also topped out this month. Designed by Parking Design Associates and Miyamoto Int’l this shear wall structure is two bays wide and will house 990 stalls across 326,741gsf.

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Chumash Casino Hotel & Casino Expansion and Design-Build Parking Structure

Largo Concrete started work on a 12 story hotel tower, 3 story casino expansion and 7-level parking structure at the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, CA. The new tower and casino total 354,663gsf and will add 217 rooms, 45,000sf of gaming floor, a food court and rooftop pool deck. This is the second hotel tower Largo has worked on for the Indian Gaming Community in the past 2 years having completed the hotel expansion at Harrah’s Rincon in Valley Center in 2013.

The parking structure addition is contracted under a Structural Design-Build project delivery format where Largo selected Culp & Tanner as the engineer. Once tied in to the existing structure an additional 480-stalls will be available to valet and self-parking users. Working closely with general contractor Tutor Perini Building Corp. and architect Delawie, Largo anticipates topping out the tower on 08/14/2015 and the parking structure on 09/01/2015 with the entire project scheduled to be complete in late 2016.

One of the major challenges was relocating 900CY of dirt over a creek to another location onsite, a feat that would have taken a 110 Ton Crane 9-days to complete. In order to enhance the schedule we rented an Acrow HS-20, 72,000lbs capacity, modular bridge and ran front-end-loaders across it to move the same amount of dirt in a single day!

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Main Street Cupertino Parking Structure

Largo Concrete is currently working on the parking structure at the Main Street development in Cupertino. The long-span parking structure has a total of 8-levels, 2.5 of which are below grade, 1,414-stalls across 450,000gsf. The building utilizes a Shear Wall structural system designed by architects Kenneth Rodrigues Partners and International Parking Design with structural engineer Hohbach-Lewin. Largo is working closely with designers and the general contractor Southbay Construction to have concrete poured out by January 2015.

About Main Street

The Sand Hill Property Company is developing 17-acre site previously owned by Hewlett Packard located at the intersection of Stevens Creek Blvd. and Tantau Avenue for an estimated $330 million. When complete it Main Street will feature 130,000sf of retail, 260,000sf of commercial office space, 120 rental unit and a 180-roon hotel.

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Poured Out at the Summerlin Parking Structures & Macy’s Tilt-Up Building

Largo Concrete poured the last elevated deck on two multi-level parking structures in Summerlin, NV today. Located immediately south of the Red Rock Resort and Casino both structures are on the west side of the development facing the 215 Beltway. Parking Structure #2, completed today, is 334,331gsf, 1-level below grade, 4-levels above with a total of 951-stalls, and PS3 is 186,233gsf, 3-levels above grade with 484 total stalls. Largo’s scope also included three pedestrian bridges connecting the parking structures to the retail center.

Largo also poured the foundations, tilt-up panels and slab on metal deck for the 2-story, 83,000gsf Macy’s department store adjacent to PS3. A pedestrian bridge connects PS3 to Macy’s second level. The 106-acre Shops at Summerlin development is scheduled to open during the Fall of 2014 and Largo worked with Whiting-Turner on the Macy’s building and VCC on the parking structure contracts.

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Largo Tops Out at the Long Beach Courthouse

The Long Beach Courthouse, originally constructed in 1959, recently received a much needed upgrade in order to meet the region’s growing demands for state-of-the-art judicial facilities.

This upgrade by the California Judicial Council, includes the construction of a new 531,000 square-foot Courthouse, and is a financed through a unique Public-Private-Partnership between the Administrative Office of the Courts and Long Beach Judicial Partners, LLC.  This revolutionary development for social infrastructure utilizes the principles of Performance Based Infrastructure (PBI), a project delivery method which appoints a privately held firm to finance, design, build, operate and maintain the facility for a period of 35-years. Nestled comfortably on a 6 acre parcel on the corner of Magnolia and Broadway, the new “L”-shaped building will house 31 state-of-the-art courtrooms, administrative offices, and a secure courtyard.

At the peak of construction this project provided nearly 450 jobs for local contractors, subcontractors, and journeymen, of which 60 proudly represented the Largo team.  As a whole, Largo poured a total of 32,746 cubic yards of concrete between a concrete podium, slabs-on-metal-deck, a new transportation tower, and the retrofit of a nearby 900-stall parking structure.  For the mat foundation alone Largo poured nearly 12,000 cubic yards of concrete, requiring three boom-pumps pouring at a combined rate of nearly 3,000 CY per day for five days. In order to maintain the high volumes of ready-mix deliveries coming south on the 710 Freeway, the work started at 3:00AM to mitigate delays during the rush hour.

When asked about the challenges of this design-build project, Largo’s Project Manager Justin Green explains, “I enjoyed the complexity of the design-build process. The design was constantly changing which made it a challenge but I feel that it made me a better project manager.” Justin continues, “This was a great job for Largo to showcase how well we can execute high-profile and complex concrete projects on a design-build contract.”  Justin also credits his field superintendent and layout crew for their long hours and dedication in contributing to the successful completion of this complex project.

One major obstacle Largo faced was the 18-foot tall concrete basement walls, which needed to reach completion by a date that had been locked in for over 2-years in order to accommodate a delivery of structural steel to the jobsite. The design team elected to use cast-in-place walls instead of shot-crete, which put added pressure on the Largo team to form and place over 1,250 lineal feet of walls. Largo’s Project Executive Ted Rebelowski fondly recalls, “We hadn’t even finished pouring the entire mat foundation before erecting formwork for the basement walls!”

Clark Construction, the project’s design-build GC, had previously used Largo in 2009 on the successful University Gateway project in Los Angeles, and this added to heightened expectations for Largo’s team.  Largo has successfully delivered on those expectations, with construction moving smoothly towards finish despite the project’s complexity and fast-track delivery schedule.  Largo would also like to credit their reinforcing and excavation sub trades performed by the Commercial Metals Company (CMC) and Mike Zarp, Inc., respectively.

Largo Concrete placed and finished their last yard of concrete on June 28th of this year, and the new Courthouse is on schedule to open Fall 2013.

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Westfield Century City Parking Structure Complete in Time for Holiday Shopping

Largo Concrete recently completed the Design-Build Parking Structure at Westfield Century City on Nov. 21 just in time for holiday shopping. The structure will provide the retail facility an additional 561-stalls across five-levels of above grade and one-and-a-half levels of below grade parking. This two-bay wide, long-span parking structure utilizes a shear wall structural system and is designed with jump-ramps at the top and bottom to improve circulation.

Chameleon colored metal panels cover a majority of the facade reflecting different shades of green, blue and purple and creating a unique look depending on the time of day. CMU block and spandrels with hex pattern reveals make up the rest of the exterior facade. The structure is equipped with photovoltaic panels on the roof deck generating electricity while at the same time providing shade for those parked on the top level. Other environmentally conscious features include 28-stalls designated for Low Emission, Fuel Efficient (LEFE) vehicles and 18-stalls set aside for car/van pool parking located on the grade level with quick access to the mall entrance. A car counting system displays available parking by level and indicator lights direct patrons to available stalls reducing the time spent looking for parking.

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